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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by JeffStinson, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. JeffStinson

    JeffStinson New Member

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    Question.. I'm about to order the liner..

    Should i go with a 1 or 2 ply liner?

    Here's my chimney layout:

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  2. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    I love it when a plan comes together! Looking forward to the progress pics.. Gotta say firewood is much cheaper there than here!

    Good luck!
    Ray
  3. timcab

    timcab New Member

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    I would go with 2ply if you can swing it. Also where are you ordering the liner so cheap? Is it just because your 15ft?
  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Price sounds too low for a good full liner kit. Don't scrimp here. This is infrastructure. Can you provide a link to this kit for a check?
  5. JeffStinson

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    The liner I originally priced out was a cheap one off eBay that I got down.

    After looking and talking with members, I got a really good 2ply Magnaflex (us made - Kentucky) with insulation for $400 shipped - down from $480. I talked to the customer service and can provide a name after I get his approval. Was referred to their quality and them throwing in 1/2" insulation kit was a great overall deal.

    As for wood, there is a hot sticks dealer about 10 miles away with kiln dried lumber at $160 a cord. (8-10% moisture levels)

    Install scheduled for 23rd! Insert should shop tomorrow! Excited for this process to get under way!!
  6. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    That is a very good deal. Does the liner kit include the stove connector, top plate and cap?
  7. JeffStinson

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    Well, liner is now insulated and everything should be here next week! Thanks to Magnaflex for an amazing deal. I ended up picking up a Magnaflex 6”x20’ lnsulflex Liner kit with cap, adapter, and top liner mount for a great price. Customer service is top notch, highly recommend, and you can’t get a better product for the price.

    Can’t wait to take pictures of everything when it’s in to share, even post install.

    Whats left:
    Purchasing/Stacking the cords of wood to be delivered
    • Mauls, Splitteres, Rack supplied for inside
    • Top heatshield for unit (Ordering this weekend)
  8. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Good deal; Those cheap liners scare me a little. I couldn't get the liner link on their site to work, but I like Kentucky.... ==c
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    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like you're on your way. $160/cord for kiln dried is a steal. Make sure its a true 4'x4'x8' cord. Some dealers use sketchy tape measures and oddball estimates on the amounts of wood purchased. Good luck!
  10. timcab

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    Wow that sounds like a great price. I need to pick up a 25' kit. Can you provide a link and or name and number of who you spoke to. Their link online is not working for me
  11. brenndatomu

    brenndatomu Feeling the Heat

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    Yeah, no kiddin, out with da infos! I was just about to pull the trigger on a 6"x 20' 2 ply Flex King Pro (w/ insulation kit) from Chimney liner Depot for $600
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  12. JeffStinson

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    Thanks guys, if interested I can give you information via conversations! Just want to keep his email private. He's been around the forums so many members who he is!

    Stand up guy and great deals!
  13. JeffStinson

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    A quick update..

    Stove is here and liner is en-route for delivery!
    Stove install scheduled for Wednesday!

    2 Cords to be delivered hopefully by Tomorrow! (will check moisture levels)

    stove-sitting-pretty.JPG
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  14. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Right on Jeff aren't you glad you found all these wood burning guru's? Looking forward to all the pics! :)

    Ray
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    Make sure they install a block off plate at the damper area.
  16. JeffStinson

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    Thanks Ray!

    We plan on it! I have 1 cord of Seasoned Cherry and Oak (Family - 2 years Aged, will check moisture levels tonight – Thanks to my father)

    Anyone's thoughts on this? Should i worry?
    http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/grd/4120760588.html
    No pictures but this was our email convo:

  17. brenndatomu

    brenndatomu Feeling the Heat

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    On the CL wood, my experience with oak has been that it is still too wet after 1 year...makes heating with wood a real PITA! YMMV
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    Oak may be tough burning if only seasoned a year
  19. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    That Oak will be no where near ready to burn after one year. If it was mine, it would be sitting another 2 years.
    The price ain't bad for your area, and may be worth seeing if he will give you a bulk rate. But give that stuff another couple years to truly dry out.
    Otherwise you will never reap the benefits of it.
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    I've got about a cord of seasoned cherry, maple, and oak from my parents. Most of it is split or small rounds. Been sitting for 2 years, a few pieces are punky but not bad. Tons of kindln. Looking at a few truck load seals tomorrow. Should put me around 3 cords of seasoned if all goes well. Pictures to come!


    Need to pick up a splitting axe tomorrow... Any tips?
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    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    I would get a six or eight pound maul with a fiberglass handle. These are the best to learn with.
  22. JeffStinson

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    A buddy recommended a fiscars 36" splitting axe.. Thoughts?
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    I definitely prefer the splitting axe for general use and the maul for cranky rounds.
  24. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    The Fiskars is a nice axe, I got one myself, and an 8 lb maul.
    Honestly, and only my opinion, but the hype about the Fiskars, is mostly that.
    They are good for straight grain splitting. But a maul will go through much more of anything else, again, just my opinion. I have used both.
    Mauls are cheaper also as far as cost concerns. Might not be a bad idea for starting with.
    I have both an electric and hydraulic splitters also. My shoulders & back ain't what they used to be.
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  25. JeffStinson

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    I'm young and lift a lot so throwing a 8lb maul at some oak rounds sounds pretty fun. I'm sure after splitting a cords worth I could say otherwise, but I'll look for a cheap but durable maul today. I've got a driveway of oak & cherry rounds to split!

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